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Lewis Music Library Student Manual: Barton

About Barton


  • Barton (named after MIT founder William Barton Rogers) is the MIT Libraries' online catalog/database of books and materials owned by the MIT Libraries.
  • BartonPlus (Barton catalog + e-resources) searches the Barton catalog and most MIT-licensed e-resources, including e-books and full-text articles. Extensive, but does not index ALL materials available to the MIT community.
  • OPAC is the Online Public Access Catalog (to the Barton database).
  • Aleph is the staff client (Barton database).

Searching BartonPlus: See the guide Finding music materials

Barton downtime:

Very occasionally the MIT net may go down, or the server runing the library system will crash [image] or is taken off-line for maintenance or upgrades. Usually it's just for a few minutes.

  • Check with Hayden, x3-5671 to confirm that it's a system-wide problem. They'll take care of reporting it.

For Help, contact:

  • Audio Lab, listening equipment, music software on the iMacs: leave a note or e-mail Forrest
  • Binding and repair things or ordering questions: ask Cate
  • Circulation, Reserves, student schedule and payroll: Cate
  • Bigger problems: contact Nina
  • Really an Emergency: still let Nina know

If there is a question of Lewis Music Library policies, it may be documented in this guide. You may also call Cate, Forrest or Nina at the numbers below. Never feel that you need to argue with patrons about our policies. Use e-mail if you just want to tell us about something.

  • Nina:
    c 617-791-0961
    MIT  x3-5636
  • Forrest:
    h 401-728-0838
    MIT x3-0982
  • Cate:
    c 617-767-4142
    MIT x3-7389